Robin Yapp's Articles

- March 25, 2013

Policy Support for Solar Power Grows in Sub-Saharan Nations

Much of sub-Saharan Africa has experienced remarkable economic growth since the start of the 21st century. Six of the ten fastest-growing economies worldwide between 2000 and 2010 were...

- December 31, 2012

Offshore Wind Embarks Beyond Europe

More than 20 years after the world's first commercial offshore wind farm opened in 1991 in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Vindeby, Denmark, the industry continues to be dominated by...

- December 10, 2012

Solar Energy and Water: Solar Powering Desalination

Saudi Arabia's newly announced commitment to introducing solar-powered desalination plants marks a welcome and significant step in advancing the technology. In October 2012, Abdul Rahman...

- October 04, 2012

City Utilities Push Germany's Switch to Renewables

In 2009 the city of Munich set itself two ambitious targets for electricity from renewable sources. The first was to produce enough green electricity through its municipal utility company...

- April 09, 2012

Chile's Uncertain Renewable Energy Future

In May 2011 Carlos Slim, the Mexican business magnate, predicted that Chile will be the first Latin American nation to attain the status of a developed country. Chile's GDP per capita...

- April 03, 2012

PV Powers the World Cup in Brazil

Brazil is to host the World Cup in June and July 2014, when the most successful international soccer team in history will attempt to win the competition for a record sixth time — and...

- September 28, 2011

Brazil Soars in Clean Energy Rankings

There is an old joke that says Brazil is the country of the future – and always will be. But with rapid economic growth, the government claiming that some 40 million people have been...

Robin Yapp

Robin Yapp

Robin Yapp is a UK-based freelance journalist who writes about renewables and other aspects of energy. As a former Brazil correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, he has a special interest in South America but has also written about wind...

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